Caprese Chicken over Warm Spinach Salad
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Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 1/4 ouncebasil
- 1/2 pintcherry tomatoes
- 3 ouncesbaby spinach
- 4 ouncesfresh mozzarella
- 2boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoonChampagne vinegar
- 1 packetDijon mustard
- 1 cupflour
- 1 ouncegrated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cuppanko breadcrumbs
What You’ll Need
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- plastic wrap
- meat mallet (optional)
- 12" large nonstick pan
Rinse all produce. Pick basil leaves, discarding stems (this is a great task for a helper). Halve tomatoes. Pat spinach dry with paper towel. Cut mozzarella into ½-inch cubes. Peel shallot, halve, and thinly slice. Pat chicken dry with paper towel and place between 2 large pieces plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or heavy pan, pound to ¼-inch thickness. Season chicken all over with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
Dress spinach and tomatoes
Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add shallot. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, reserving pan for Step 4. Add Champagne vinegar, mustard, ⅛ teaspoon salt, and pepper and whisk to combine. Whisking continuously, slowly add 2 tablespoons olive oil to fully combine. Add tomatoes and spinach; toss to coat. Set aside.
Place flour on a large plate and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. In a large shallow bowl, whisk 1 egg. On a separate large plate, combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge in Parmesan breadcrumbs, pressing to adhere.
Wipe pan from shallot clean and place over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil. When oil is shimmering, add chicken and sear until crust is browned and chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, 2-4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a paper towel–lined plate to drain.
Finish spinach salad
Add mozzarella and half of basil to bowl with spinach and tomatoes and toss to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
Plate Caprese chicken
Divide spinach salad between serving plates and top with chicken. Roughly tear remaining basil and sprinkle over everything (or enlist your dinner companion to help with the garnish). Dig in!